By Cher Tippetts On May 12, 2008

Ben Affleck: 'Jenny From The Block Video Nearly Ended My Career'

Starring in J.Lo's promo is his 'one big regret'...

Ben Affleck: 'Jenny From The Block Video Nearly Ended My Career'
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Ben Affleck credits starring in then-fiancee Jennifer Lopez’s Jenny From The Block video with nearly ruining his career.

The actor – who began dating the Latina singer in 2002 – featured prominently in the promo, and at one point is seen rubbing sun tan lotion onto Lopez's bottom.

The couple's high-profile romance went on to provoke a tabloid backlash, culminating in the 2003 box office flop Gigli.

And the actor is now convinced that bringing his personal life into the spotlight was damaging to his career.

He says, "If I have a big regret, it was doing the music video. But that happened years ago. I've moved on."

But Affleck insists he isn't blaming Lopez for his career nosedive: "It not only makes me look like a petulant fool (to blame Lopez), but it surely qualifies as ungentlemanly? For the record, did she hurt my career? No."

The pair became engaged in 2002 but called off their relationship in 2003.

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